Managing Partner, Matthew Haverstick, was interviewed by Law360 on the factors impacting the Pennsylvania legal market and how law firms have been able to adapt to these conditions in order to be recognized as Pennsylvania Powerhouses. The article cites a robust M&A environment, lasting impacts on COVID-19, and how leaning into strengths have helped the recognized Firms remain prosperous over the past 12 months.
The article explains how Kleinbard was able to leverage its strong ties to state and federal legislators and notes the representation of candidates in election law disputes, a Republican U.S. Representative in his advocacy for certain Congressional district maps, and the Pennsylvania Senate Republican Caucus in their fight against the Delaware River Basin Commission’s “de facto ban” on hydraulic fracturing.
Haverstick said the firm’s political work, which went back almost 20 years and had become a “niche” for the litigation side, had been up since the 2020 election. “It’s propelled, in part, by every election after 2020 being litigated,” he said. “The political work, directly or indirectly, has been at a high level for us since the fall.”
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